Most people have particular foods they make during the holidays. For me, that’s Candy Cane Chocolate Chips Cookies and Sausage Rolls. I made the cookies during December, but never got around to making the Sausage Rolls. Since I had already bought the ingredients, I decided to just go ahead and make them a little late.
The ingredients are simple:
1 lb. of sausage
1/4 – 1/2 cup of flour
1 sheet of pie crust or puff pastry (I used pie crust this time)
First, mix the sausage and one egg in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Next, add 1/4 cup of flour and mix until incorporated.
You should end up with a sticky mixture. If it looks to wet, add a little more flour. You shouldn’t need more than 1/2 cup total. Set the sausage mixture aside.
Next, lay the dough out on a floured surface. You could always make a homemade dough, but I had the ready-made kind on hand already, so it just made sense to use it.
Roll the dough out in a square-ish shape until it’s fairly thin.
Then, cut it into three equal size strips.
Spread the sausage mixture evenly across all three strips. Place the other egg in a small dish and whip it into an egg wash. Brush the egg wash along one edge of the pastry to help seal it.
Roll the pastry around the sausage and cut thin diagonal slits in the top. Don’t worry if the pastry doesn’t completely cover all the sausage (like in the strip on the right). It’ll still bake up nicely.
Cut the strips into bite size pieces between the slits you made on the top. Place the pieces on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush the egg wash over the top to help them brown.
Place the baking sheet in a 350 degree oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the sausage is cooked through and the pastry is golden brown.
Allow the rolls to cool on a baking sheet for a couple of minutes.
Then, enjoy to your heart’s content. Be sure to cool them completely before storing in a container in the fridge. With the amount of ingredients I used and the number of rolls I made (28), it came out to 92 calories per roll. Not a low-cal snack, but certainly a delicious one.
I hope everyone’s year is still going great. See you next week.